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Muhammad Asad
She added: “O you nobles! Give me your opinion on the problem with which I am now faced; I would never make a [weighty] decision unless you are present with me.&rdquo
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
She said, “O chiefs! Advise me in this matter of mine, for I would never make any decision without you.”
Safi Kaskas
She said, "Council, advise me on the matter before me. I will not decide on a matter unless I hear from you."

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قَالَتْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْمَلَأُ أَفْتُونِي فِي أَمْرِي مَا كُنتُ قَاطِعَةً أَمْرًا حَتَّىٰ تَشْهَدُون
Transliteration
Qalat ya ayyuha almalao aftoonee fee amree ma kuntu qatiAAatan amran hatta tashhadoona
Transliteration-2
qālat yāayyuhā l-mala-u aftūnī fī amrī mā kuntu qāṭiʿatan amran ḥattā tashhadūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
She said, "O chiefs! Advise me in my affair. Not I would be the one to decide any matter until you are present with me."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
She added: “O you nobles! Give me your opinion on the problem with which I am now faced; I would never make a [weighty] decision unless you are present with me.&rdquo
M. M. Pickthall
She said: O chieftains! Pronounce for me in my case. I decide no case till ye are present with me
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
She said: "Ye chiefs! advise me in (this) my affair: no affair have I decided except in your presence."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
She said, “O chiefs! Advise me in this matter of mine, for I would never make any decision without you.”
Safi Kaskas
She said, "Council, advise me on the matter before me. I will not decide on a matter unless I hear from you."
Wahiduddin Khan
Now advise me in this, Counsellors. I never decide any affair till I have conferred with you
Shakir
She said: O chiefs! give me advice respecting my affair: I never decide an affair until you are in my presence
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
She said: O Council! Render me an opinion in my affair. I had not been one who resolves unless you bear witness.
T.B.Irving
She said: "Councilmen, give me your opinion concerning my affair: I have never settled any matter unless you were present with me."
Abdul Hye
She said: "O chiefs! Advise me in my case. I don’t decide any case till you are present.”
The Study Quran
She said, “O notables! Give me your opinion in this matter of mine. I am not one to decide on any matter unless you are present.
Dr. Kamal Omar
She said: “O you chiefs! Advise me in (this) case of mine. I am not a lady who takes decision until you are present with me (to give your assent).”
Farook Malik
Then she asked: "O chiefs! Let me hear your advice, for I make no decision without your counsel."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
She said, 'O counselors, advise me in this matter of mine. I never make a decision unless you are present.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
She said, "O you chiefs, pronounce to me concerning my command; in no way have I affirmed (Literally: cutting) a command until you bear witness."
Muhammad Sarwar
She said, "My officials, what are your views on this matter? I will not decide until I have your views
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
She said, .O chieftains, advise me in the matter I have (before me). I am not the one who decides a matter absolutely unless you are present with me
Shabbir Ahmed
She said, "O Chiefs! Advise me in this matter. (You know that) I take no decisions without you."
Dr. Munir Munshey
The queen said, "Oh my courtiers, give your opinion in this matter before me. I do not conclude any matter unless you are present (and unless I consult you, first)
Syed Vickar Ahamed
She (the queen) said: "You chiefs! Advise me about (this) ordeal of mine: No ordeal have I decided without your presence."
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
She said, "O eminent ones, advise me in my affair. I would not decide a matter until you witness [for] me."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
She said: "O commanders, advise me in this matter of mine, for I will not take a decision until you give testimony."
Abdel Haleem
She said, ‘Counsellors, give me your counsel in the matter I now face: I only ever decide on matters in your presence.&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
She said: O chiefs! counsel me in my affair. I am wont not to resolve on any affair until ye are present with me
Ahmed Ali
." Advise me, O nobles," she said "in this matter. I do not decide any thing until you concur."
Aisha Bewley
She said, ´Council! give me your opinion about this matter. It is not my habit to make a final decision until I have heard what you have to say.´
Ali Ünal
"O you nobles! Let me have your counsel in this matter. (You know well that) I never conclude a decision on a matter unless you are present with me."
Ali Quli Qara'i
She said, ‘O [members of the] elite! Give me your opinion concerning my matter. I do not decide any matter until you are present.&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
She said, "You  chiefs! Pronounce for me in my affair (or advise me). I never decide an affair until you testify for me."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
She said: counselors, advise me in my affair, for I am not to decide on any matter until you are present (and bear witness)
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
She said, “O you advisors, advise me in this situation of mine, for no decision have I made, except in your presence.
Musharraf Hussain
So she asked, “My lords, advise me in this matter. I don’t make any decision without your presence and advice.”
Maududi
(After reading the letter) the Queen said: "Nobles, let me have your counsel in this matter for I make no firm decision without you."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
She said: "O commanders, advise me in this matter of mine, for I will not take a decision until you give testimony.
Mohammad Shafi
She said, "O noblemen! Give me your advice on what I should do. I would never pass an order unless you endorse it."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
She said O my chiefs, 'advise me in this matter, I decide not any matter firmly until you are present with me'.
Rashad Khalifa
She said, "O my advisers, counsel me in this matter. I am not deciding anything until you advise me."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
She said: 'O Council, let me hear your counsel, concerning my affairs, for I am not used to deciding an affair until you bear me witness.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
She said: O chiefs, advise me respecting my affair; I never decide an affair until you are in my presence
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
She said: "You, you the nobles/assembly , give me your opinion in my matter/affair/order/command, I was not deciding a matter/affair/order/command until you witness/testify."
Bijan Moeinian
She said: “Advise me in this affair as I have never done anything without your consultation.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
She said, “O chieftains, advise me in this matter of mine; I do not give a final decision until you are present with me.&rdquo
Sher Ali
She said, `Ye chiefs, advise me concerning my affair. I never decide any affair until you are present to advise me.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(The Queen) said: ‘O courtiers, advise me in this matter. I do not make a final decision on any matter until you come to me and state your opinions (for or against the matter).
Amatul Rahman Omar
She said, `Chieftains! give me your sound and mature advice in the matter which confronts me, (for) I decide no important matter except when you are present with me (to advise).
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
She said: "O chiefs! Advise me in (this) case of mine. I decide no case till you are present with me."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
She said, 'O Council, pronounce to me concerning my affair; I am not used to decide an affair until you bear me witness.
George Sale
She said, O nobles, advise me in my business: I will not resolve on any thing, until ye be witnesses and approve thereof
Edward Henry Palmer
She said, 'O ye chiefs! pronounce sentence for me in my affair. I never decide an affair until ye testify for me.
John Medows Rodwell
She said, "O my nobles, advise me in mine affair: I decide it not without your concurrence."
N J Dawood (2014)
Nobles, let me hear your counsel, for I make no decision without your consent.&lsquo

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
She said, “Chiefs, advise me in my situation. I have never decided any situation except in your presence.”
Sayyid Qutb
Nobles, counsel me in this my affair; no decision on any matter do I take unless you are present.'
Ahmed Hulusi
“O eminent ones... What would you advise me... I did not want to decide without consulting you.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
She said: �O chiefs! Pronounce to me respecting my affair; no affair have I decided except in your presence�
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Her anxiety prompted her to consult with her counselors. She said: "O you counselors, I seek counsel from you in this matter. I never decided upon a course of action before presenting it to you for an opinion"
Mir Aneesuddin
She said, "O you chiefs! advise me in this affair of mine, I do not decide an affair until you are present with me."

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
She said: "Ye chiefs! advise me in (this) my affair: no affair have I decided except in your presence."
OLD Literal Word for Word
She said, "O chiefs! Advise me in my affair. Not I would be the one to decide any matter until you are present with me.